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Consumer Culture and Postmodernism 2ed

by Mike Featherstone SAGE Publications Ltd
Pub Date:
07/2007
ISBN:
9781412910149
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Pbk 232 pages
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The first edition of this contemporary classic can claim to have put 'consumer culture' on the map, certainly in relation to postmodernism. This expanded new edition includes:

- A fully revised preface that explores the developments in consumer culture since the first edition
- A major new chapter on 'Modernity and the Cultural Question'
- An update on postmodernism and the development of contemporary theory after postmodernism
- An account of multiple and alternative modernities
- The challenges of consumer culture in Japan and China

The result is a book that shakes the boundaries of debate, from one of the foremost writers on culture and postmodernism of the present day.

It is great to see the re-publication of the classic Consumer Culture and Postmodernism. The extensive new material is erudite, informative and important, particularly locating consumer culture in the context of global climate change and postmodernism within a framing that seriously displaces the 'west' from centre-stage' - John Urry, Lancaster University.

Modern and Postmodern Definitions and Interpretations Theories Of Consumer Culture Towards a Sociology Of Postmodern Culture Cultural Change and Social Practice The Aestheticization of Everyday Life Lifestyle and Consumer Culture City Cultures and Postmodern Lifestyles Consumer Culture and Global Disorder Common Culture or Uncommon Cultures? The Globalization of Diversity Modernity and the Cultural Question

Mike Featherstone is Professor of Communications and Sociology at Nottingham Trent University. CONTRIBUTORS OUTSIDE NORTH AMERICA : Zygmunt Bauman University of Leeds Henning Bech University of Copenhagen Elizabeth Beck-Gernsheim Universtiy of Erlangen Mary Evans University of Kent at Canterbury David Frisby University of Glasgow Mike Hepworth University of Aberdeen Eva Illouz Tel-Aviv University Maria Esther Maciel Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais Michael Richardson SOAS, University of London Laura Rival University of Kent at Canterbury Andrew Travers Somerset Jeffrey Weeks South Bank University Sasha Weitman Tel-Aviv University Sam Whimster London Guildhall University Elizabeth Wilson University of North London Cas Wouters University of Utrecht